Outage and SER Performance of Spectrum Sharing System with TAS/MRC††This work was supported in by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)and in part by NPRP grant number NPRP 5-250-2-087 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors Conference Paper uri icon


  • Capacity of the secondary network degrades due to the interference constraint from the primary network. The secondary network capacity can be enhanced by means of spatial diversity, that can be achieved by adding multiple antennas on the terminals. In this paper, the performance of a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) secondary link with transmit antenna selection (TAS) at the transmitter and maximum ratio combining (MRC) at the receiver is analysed. A peak transmit power constraint is considered in addition to the interference power constraint. For a Rayleigh faded channel, closed-form expression for the outage probability of a MIMO cognitive system (MIMO-CS) with TAS/MRC is derived. In addition, closed-form expressions of the moment generating function and the symbol error rate are also obtained. The performance of this system is analyzed for asymptotic regimes and it is shown that TAS/MRC in a MIMO-CS achieves a generalized diversity order of nTnR, where nT and nR are the number of transmit and receive antennas, respectively. Numerical results are also presented to corroborate the derived analytical results. © 2013 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Khan, F. A., Tourki, K., Alouini, M., & Qaraqe, K. A.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • June 2013